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See the current test state while test is running

Good morning everyone,

 

since a short while i work with test complete and I have a question, where I am not sure how to formulate it. I will try and hope it is not confusing.

 

Is there a possibility to the where the current testrun is, while it is running. Something like a window whitch says "KWT: so and so" and "Line : such and such" or something simmilar. So i can keep esy track of the progress during the test, without waiting for it to finish to analyse the log.

I would like to have somthing like this for debugging purpuses.

 

What i dont like to do is steping the test manually, by clicking "step over" because it changes the behavior.

 

If there is no such functionality, I would like to hear if you have a workaround or hack to achieve this.

 

I hope I was able to make my point. If there is anything unclear pleas ask.

 

Thanks for your help and support.

Have a nice day

    Erik

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Re: See the current test state while test is running

The only thing within TestComplete is the indicator that, on the machine that is running the tests, displays on the screen and shows messages based upon what is being executed.  It does not necessarily show what keyword test is executing and what line number.  Those CAN be added manually by utilizing the Indicator object within your automation.

 

Keep in mind: TestComplete is a tool for creating and executing the tests.  What you're looking for is test management which gives a dashboard to indicate what test is executing.  SmartBear has QAComplete for this... and TestComplete can integrate with Jira and other tools.  


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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
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Re: See the current test state while test is running

The only thing within TestComplete is the indicator that, on the machine that is running the tests, displays on the screen and shows messages based upon what is being executed.  It does not necessarily show what keyword test is executing and what line number.  Those CAN be added manually by utilizing the Indicator object within your automation.

 

Keep in mind: TestComplete is a tool for creating and executing the tests.  What you're looking for is test management which gives a dashboard to indicate what test is executing.  SmartBear has QAComplete for this... and TestComplete can integrate with Jira and other tools.  


Robert Martin
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Please consider giving a Kudo if I write good stuff
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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

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Re: See the current test state while test is running

Thanks for the Information, this will be helpful to get some overview. 

I am concerned, if the Indicator is always in the front, will it cover Objects, like buttons?

 

Oh and by the way, do you have advice for best practice using the indicator in this manner or some stupid problems which are avoidable?

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Re: See the current test state while test is running

I had a siliar question some time ago.  @Marsha_R had two suggestions there that helped me:

 

https://community.smartbear.com/t5/TestComplete-General-Discussions/Output-a-KeyWord-Test-name-insid...


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Re: See the current test state while test is running

This might be what you're looking for:

Tools>Options>General>Debug>Highlight execution point

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